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  • Pennsylvania AG obtains injunction against hearing aid fitter

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday her office has obtained a preliminary injunction a New Oxford hearing aid fitter who allegedly continued to operate with a suspended license. Kane Timothy Rooney was a registered hearing aid...

  • Pa. auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Strained by limited resources and the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or to provide clear and timely information to citizens, the state auditor general said Tuesday. Eugene...

  • Pennsylvania AG sues two online furniture retailers

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Friday a lawsuit against two Philadelphia-based online furniture retailers and their owners after they allegedly failed to deliver orders. Kane MIG Enterprises Inc., doing business as Furniture XO;...

  • Tom Corbett seeks to change view of education record

    Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of...

  • Pa. AG reaches price-gouging settlement

    Kane HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced a settlement on Thursday with an Allentown motel that allegedly engaged in price gouging during a declared state of emergency in Pennsylvania related to Hurricane Sandy. Dinesh and Anil...

  • Tom Corbett veto exposes GOP divisions in Harrisburg

    The relationship between Gov. Tom Corbett and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature took a turn toward the dysfunctional this week as they traded insults about leadership following his decision to veto millions from the General Assembly's budget.

  • Expert: Pa. didn't address fracking health impacts

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms. Dr. Eli Avila also says the state's current strategy is a disservice to people and even to the industry...

  • VIDEO: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's pension problem

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett released a new campaign ad trying to show Democratic challenger Tom Wolf as uninformed about budget and pension issues.

  • University of Pennsylvania receives $10M to study Superfund asbestos site

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania received a $10 million grant to study asbestos and how the toxic fiber leads to asbestos-related disease in response to America’s 10 Superfund sites. The grant, which came from the National Institute of...

  • Corbett signs budget, takes on lawmakers, pensions

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that are fueling school tax...

  • Highlights of Pennsylvania's 2014-15 budget

    Highlights of the $29 billion spending package signed by Gov. Tom Corbett for the fiscal year that started July 1. Comparisons are to the budget approved for the previous fiscal year: THE BIG PICTURE — Authorizes a spending increase of $651 million, or 2.3 percent, to $29 billion over last...

  • Which Republican governor is down by 22 points in his re-election bid?

    The Franklin & Marshall College poll indicates more bad news for Gov. Tom Corbett. A mere 26 percent of voters surveyed believe he has performed well enough to deserve re-election.

  • Transition plan established for Western Pennsylvania health care providers

    Kane HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced an agreement on Friday between two health care companies that determines how and where Western Pennsylvania patients can receive health care after the companies’ joint contract expires....

  • Pa. appeals court holds statute of repose bars asbestos plaintiffs’ claims

    PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – A Pennsylvania appeals court has reversed a Philadelphia County jury’s judgment against a defendant in an asbestos lawsuit, concluding that the statute of repose bars the plaintiffs’ claims. Judge Jack A. Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania...

  • GOP's patchwork $29.1b budget in Pennsylvania speeds toward votes

    A $29.1 billion Pennsylvania state government budget plan held together by a patchwork of cash diversions and other maneuvers was poised for its first floor votes Monday, the last day of the fiscal year after a rocky spring session for Republican majorities.



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